Vanessa Bryant Unhappy after the slipper she envisioned as a tribute to her late daughter appeared online.
She took to social media on Wednesday, June 2 to react to a photo of someone in a shoe that Vanessa herself helped design. Gianna Bryant. Vanessa’s 13-year-old daughter died Kobe Bryant—Vanessa’s husbands and Gianna’s father – and seven other individuals in a horrific helicopter crash on January 26, 2020.
“It’s a shoe I worked on in honor of my daughter, Gianna,” Vanessa wrote. Instagram. “It will be called the MAMBACITA shoe as it is an exclusive black and white color of his daddy’s shoes. I chose the colors in honor of his uniform, the number he wears is the same as his uniform, inside , Kobe and Gigi on the gold back instead of Kobe’s signature, the details on the inside of the shoe (butterfly, wing, halo), and so on. “
He continued, “MAMBACITA shoes are NOT approved for sale. I want to sell to honor my daughter with ALL the profits that have benefited our @mambamambacitasports foundation but I have not signed a contract with Nike to sell these shoes. (The MAMBACITA shoes were not approved to be made at first.) Nike did NOT send any of the pairs to me and my girls. “